When you first decided on breast augmentation with implants, it likely never occurred to you that you would want — or even need — to have your breast implants removed down the road. Still, as many as 40,000 women do undergo breast implant removal surgery each year.
The reasons for breast implant removal vary between the women who visit us in Houston, Pearland, and Webster, TX. Revision breast augmentation due to cosmetic dissatisfaction is common. The same procedure is often used to address complications such as capsular contracture. Other reasons for breast implant removal may include implant shifting, wrinkling, rupture, deflation or asymmetry.
The exact breast implant removal method used will depend on the patient’s specific situation. However, the scar left by the original implant procedure can usually be used again for the removal. Many times a saline implant may be removed under local anesthesia. Sometimes implant removal involves also removing the capsules that the body has formed around the implant. Occasionally, the procedure is carried out under general anesthesia and in combination with a breast lift for example.
The cost of breast implants removal ranges from $1,000 to $4,000 and usually depends on how complicated the procedure, along with the doctor. Surgery that requires a capsulectomy will usually be higher on the price range. Your breast implant removal surgery may be covered by your insurance, provided it’s necessary because of cancer of the breast.
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Although breast implant makers guarantee their products, they never cover the cost you’ll need to pay if you require or just desire the removal of the breast implants. If you’re considering removing breast implants, don’t be afraid to try financing the surgery. You may be able to do this directly with the medical facility, or on your own. Because the cost of the surgery is relatively low, the affordability of financing is an appealing option.
Breast implant removal is an important decision in anyone’s life. It brings drastic changes and can be a positive or negative thing to the patient, depending on the necessity and reason for the procedure. Remember to approach the subject with all the facts you need and get a consultation with a surgeon you trust to see if you’re a good candidate for the surgery. Afterward, consider the cost and recovery to decide if it’s something you want to follow through with.
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